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Weyburn

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Weyburn (pop. 10,000) is a small city in southern Saskatchewan, midway between Estevan and Regina.

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Weyburn was founded as a junction point between the mainline Canadian Pacific Railway (1892) and the US-bound Soo Line (1893). It was historically an important railway town as crossroads for CN, CP and Soo Line trains; from 1910 until 1931 the Weyburn Security Bank was headquartered in the city. Souris Valley Mental Health Hospital, a cutting-edge institution when it opened in 1921, closed in 2006 and was demolished in 2009

Weyburn is the ninth-largest city in Saskatchewan.

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The closest major airport is in Regina.

Weyburn is 115 km southeast of Regina along Highways 33 and 39.

It is 85 km northeast of Estevan on Highway 39.

There is no bus service to Weyburn.

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  • Weyburn and Area Heritage Village, 424 Tenth Avenue SE, +1 306-848-3217. Seasonal (May-August). A replica of a village community from the turn of the century right up to about the 1940s. $5/person.
  • Soo Line Historical Museum, 411 Industrial Lane (Hwy 39 East), +1 306-842-2922. Local history museum, native artefacts, Soo Line historical archives, Weyburn and district pioneer artefacts. The Wilson Silver Collection holds more than 5,000 items dated 1750-1972, everything from full tea services to opera glasses and spoons. The 1909-era one-storey, historically-listed Estevan red-brick structure and smokestack were originally a 75 kilowatt municipal power station; the Museum building houses Weyburn's Tourist Information Booth and a small souvenir shop. Open year round with extended hours June-August, guided tour available.
  • Turner Curling Museum, Zandee Sports Arena, 327 Mergens Street NW, +1 306-848-3217. Sa 1-5PM (or by appointment). World's first curling museum. Over 18,000 curling pins, one of the largest collections, and many rare historical curling pieces. By donation..
  • Weyburn Security Bank building, 76 Third Street.. Two-storey building with a glazed terracotta façade, designed by a Minneapolis-based architectural firm and built in 1910 as the local bank's headquarters. Sold to the Imperial Bank (a predecessor of CIBC) in 1931, it remains in use as the local CIBC branch.
  • Allie Griffin Art Gallery, 45 Bison Ave (lower level of Weyburn Public Library).

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Routes through Weyburn
Jct N Saskatchewan Highway 4 (jct).svg S ← Assiniboia ←  W Saskatchewan Highway 13 (jct).svg E  → Carlyle → becomes Manitoba Highway 2.svgWinnipeg
Williston ← Fortuna ← becomes US 85.svgAiga immigration.svg  S Saskatchewan Highway 35 (jct).svg N  → Francis → Fort Qu'Appelle
Moose JawRegina (via Saskatchewan Highway 6 (jct).svg) ←  NW Saskatchewan Highway 39 (jct).svg SE  EstevanMinot
Williston ← becomes US 85.svgAiga immigration.svg ← merges with Saskatchewan Highway 35 (jct).svg  S CanAm Highway N  → merges with Saskatchewan Highway 39 (jct).svg → merges with Saskatchewan Highway 6 (jct).svgRegina


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